Trump and Pence huddle with education activists

A CALL TO END CORPORAL PUNISHMENT: Dozens of organizations are urging state, district and federal policymakers in an open letter to end corporal punishment — the practice of disciplining students through methods like hitting or paddling that cause physical pain or discomfort. The letter was released today by the National Women’s Law Center. Corporal punishment has declined in recent years, with 109,000 students being subjected to it in the 2013-14 school year compared to 163,333 in the 2011-12 school year.